Skjeggedal power plant

Norway / Hydropower / Power plant

Skjeggedal is a former hydropower plant in the Tysse Valley in Odda Municipality in Vestland County.

  • 1986
    Entered into operation
  • -5 MW
    Installed capacity
  • -15 GWh
    Annual production

In 1986 the power plant was converted to a pumping station.

The inflow pipe to the plant is used as a pump shaft. The maximum pumping capacity is nine cubic metres per second divided between two pumps having a maximum capacity of 5.3 MW. Annual consumption is 18 GWh.

Skjeggedal power plant
Skjeggedal power plant (Photo: Statkraft)


Water that has been used in Mågeli power plant is pumped from Skjeggedal pumping station through Bruun's tunnel under Ringedalsdammen and into Lake Ringedalsvannet, from where it can be used in Oksla power plant. The tunnel is named after the engineer Nils Henrik Bruun, who in 1897 purchased the waterfall rights at Lake Ringedalsvannet.

Skjeggedal power plant
Skjeggedal power plant (Photo: Statkraft)


Company Ownership share
Statkraft 100%

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